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Viral fame proves costly for this daredevil.

FOR the residents of Sector 22 in Chandigarh, the sight of Ravinder Kaur -- popularly known as Ruby -- vrooming past them doing ' wheelies' and ' stoppies' on her motorcycle is a common one.

But for others, it is still not common to see a woman performing daredevil stunts. So when a commuter recently posted a video of the blonde from Jalandhar doing her trademark stunts on city roads, it soon went viral on social media websites. The video was viewed thousands of times, and Ruby said that it even got her a couple of offers from the Punjabi film industry.

But the viral video also brought with it some unwanted attention for her, as policemen too saw the clip and flagged it as dangerous.

But finding the stunt woman in the video was not easy as the number plate was not visible in it.

The police had to eventually take help from cyber experts to find the person who uploaded the video and track her down. " This stunt was performed on April 30, between sector 17 and sector 9 of Chandigarh. We managed to track the vehicle and the girl doing the stunts. She was fined ` 3,000. She has deposited the fine," Deputy Superintendent of Police, Yashpal said.

Ruby shared with Mail Today that she never thought that one day her stunts will get her limelight nationwide.

" I was sleeping when I got a call from the traffic cops that I had violated traffic rules. I got scared but realised that I should have avoided performing the stunts on a highway," she said.

Apart from paying the ` 3,000 fine, she paid another ` 2,000 to get her bike re- painted as her first instinct was to somehow escape the fine by avoiding the cops.

Ruby, who works as a gym trainer in Mohali, said she rides her bike between Chandigarh and Jalandhar to meet her parents. " Why should only boys perform such stunts. Girls are equally daring and can do the same," she said.

The biker said that although she has been warned by cops to give up the stunts, she plans to continue with her passion. " I will not give up my passion that has been with me for the last decade. I will not break any laws but would like to exhibit my talent if given an opportunity at a bigger platform," Ruby said.

Ruby got film offers after her stunt clip went viral

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